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Lori Gilbert-Kaye Saved Rabbi’s Life in Poway Synagogue Shooting

Poway synagogue shooting victim Lori Gilbert-Kaye, saved Rabbi’s life by taking the bullet instead of him

| 29.04.19 | 09:36
Lori Gilbert-Kaye Saved Rabbi’s Life in Poway Synagogue Shooting
Lori Gilbert-Kaye died after she stepped in between the gunman and the synagogue's founding rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.
 
Rabbi Goldstein, 57, suffered gunshot wounds to both his index fingers, and will likely lose his right one, a doctor at the Palomar Medical Center reportedly said.
 
The rabbi continued speaking even after being shot, and prayed for unity and peace, and talked about remaining strong in the face of adversity and hate.
 
Rabbi Goldstein said President Donald Trump called him Sunday afternoon and they spoke for about 15 minutes about anti-Semitism and what can be done to prevent it. He told the president he’d like to see public school systems implement a daily moment of silence.
 
“He was so comforting,” Goldstein said of Trump. “He brought amazing consolation,”
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein  (Picture: Facebook) 
“Lori Gilbert-Kaye z’l [of blessed memory] is a Jewish hero, and will be remembered as a hero in Jewish history,” Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of Diaspora Affairs, said in a statement.
 
“She sacrificed her own life, throwing herself in the path of the murderer’s bullets to save the life of the Rabbi. But it is clear that such heroism and good deeds are not only characteristic of dear Lori in death, but this is the way she lived her life — at the heart of her community, constantly doing charity and good deeds for those in need.”